Kogi Massacre: PDP Condemns Killings, Charges Buhari to End Carnage
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns the killing of about 23
innocent Nigerians by marauders in Tawari Community in Kogi state as
dastardly and completely unacceptable.
The party urges President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his billings
and take a decisive step to end the prevalent killing and bloodletting
in the country instead of resorting to issuing pointless press releases
and condolence messages without corresponding action to end the scourge.
The PDP notes that the invasion of the helpless Tawari community and the
killing spree, which reportedly lasted unrepressed for several hours,
despite earlier security apprehensions in the area, points to
government’s direct negligence to its primary duty to protect the
The PDP blames the unabated killing and violence in various parts of the
country on security lapses under the present administration as well as
the manifest failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led
administration to decisively track down and prosecute killers and
perpetrators of violence in our country.
Our party recalls that no decisive steps have been taken to prosecute
the perpetrators of mass killings that shook our nation in Benue,
Kaduna, Katsina, Bauchi, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, Kano, Niger, Rivers,
Ebonyi, Abia and of course Kogi state, under the All Progressives
Congress (APC) administration.
It is indeed disheartening that the APC administration is now trying to
reduce the functions of the office of the Commander-in Chief of our
nation to issuing press releases and condolences message each time
marauders invade communities and massacre defenseless compatriots,
instead of tracking down and dealing with the perpetrators.
Such failures by government embolden killers, insurgents, marauders and
kidnappers who have now virtually taken over our highways and holding
citizens hostage in their homes, forests and caves.
The PDP, standing shoulder to shoulder with Nigerians demands an
immediate step to end wanton killings and bloodletting in our country.
Our nation cannot afford to continue to be a large funeral palour and a
country where citizens have to contend daily with the fear and pain of
Our party therefore charges President Buhari to brace up, heed the cries
of Nigerians and immediately rejig his security architecture by
injecting new blood into the system.
While commending the patriotism of our gallant troops in the front, the
PDP insists that the security administration must be rejigged to ensure
an effective confrontation of the security reality across the nation.
The PDP commiserates with the victims and families of those killed in
the Tawari attack and bloodlettings in other parts of the country.
The party called on security agencies in the state to beef up security
in the areas as well as take up the challenge to track down the killers.
National Publicity Secretary